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Black Friday

 

The first day after Thanksgiving in America is called Black Friday.

It's the busiest shopping day of the year, beginning the Christmas craziness season.


Stay safe...and for the rest of us, stay bright and sunny!


Along the River Itchen at the promenaded reach called 'The Weirs.' 

Winchester, England (early September 2011)



Black Friday

 

The first day after Thanksgiving in America is called Black Friday.

It's the busiest shopping day of the year, beginning the Christmas craziness season.


Stay safe...and for the rest of us, stay bright and sunny!


Along the River Itchen at the promenaded reach called 'The Weirs.' 

Winchester, England (early September 2011)



comments (53)

I will try to stay sane on Black Friday... I have one thing I must buy, but I don't have to go to the mall or the megastores...
Ginnie Hart: Do stay sane and careful, Larry. There will be all kinds of crazy people out there!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Nov 2011, 00:55
Nature's spotlight is doing its work brilliantly, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Ray. It was becoming late in the afternoon...the time that's so lovely!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 25 Nov 2011, 01:28
Thankfully its not busy here as l have to get some groceries.

Lovely restful scene Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: WELCOME BACK, Tony. It's so good to see you haven't fallen off the face of the earth. smile Thank you.
This is a fantastic capture of bright colours and such a dark shadow Ginnie... we don't have Black Friday in Canada... because our Thanksgiving is on the 2nd Monday in Oct lol....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: This was getting into the late afternoon, Peter, when the sun is so glorious. Thanks.

You can be thankful you have no Black Friday in Canada. It's pure craziness!
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2011, 04:06
Ha ha. Can I just say how relieved I am. During my recent travels I ran into some cracking bargains which means I shall be avoiding all the madness of Xmas shopping in London this year! Seriously you need a 'survival guide' to get through that :p
Super shot by the way smile
Ginnie Hart: Lucky you, SAVO, to have the shopping all done. I usually do mine over the internet! grin Thanks.
Stunning interplay of light, shadow and color! Beautiful work Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Pavan.
Perfect title... with just the right amount of black shadow showing. The orange is very striking too. I like it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Jacquelyn.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Nov 2011, 05:53
I am glad I have to work today instead of shopping, I hate big crowds and especially people that think 'the world has come to an end' and buy beyond limits.
Fabulous light in this picture, wonderful colours, we had a wonderful walk that day.
(And no shop for miles grin)
Ginnie Hart: You would NOT like Black Friday at all, MLMA. We'd do all our shopping online, no matter what. So in that regard, you can be glad you don't celebrate Thanksgiving here. (sigh) Hartstikke bedankt and TGIF.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Nov 2011, 06:23
I have just been hearing about Black Friday on the radio Ginnie: which I admit I hadn't heard og before. Happy memories come with this nice picture...
Ginnie Hart: Black Friday is NOT something you want exported anywhere, so be glad you've missed it, Chris. And yes, many happy memories of that day with you, Ellie, and Alan!
Lovely warm lighting Ginnie. I don't know about black Friday but we have got to do our supermarket shopping this morning which isn't very exciting sad
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. Be glad you know nothing about this day in America. That's all I'll say about that!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2011, 07:40
an idyllic riverside -I love how you captured the wall, the water - very atmospheric!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, dear Philione. Happy travels these next days.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2011, 07:50
A picture of contrasts, the sun bringing out the warm colours of the brick and stone
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elisabeth.
Hello Ginnie, very nice wall...my note is sponsored, and paid well, hi hi, no stupide the Pierrot. I kiss you, good week end...
Ginnie Hart: Nothing stupid about you, Pierrot, for sure! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 25 Nov 2011, 08:22
Lovely shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Aussie. So good to see you again! smile
Les pieds dans l'eau....
Très jolie façade usée par le temps mais qui garde tout son charme.
Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Jean-Louis!
  • mark
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2011, 08:52
Great contrasts, really stands out
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mark.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 25 Nov 2011, 09:08
Funny but 'black' has so many negative connotations to it Ginnie. If one had to go shopping then I would go along with the word.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. You got it. The main thing is that so many good deals are put out there for that day, the traffic is horrific. That's what makes it "black." sad
A very 'romantic' view!
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Now I'll always think of that when I see this, Tom. smile Thanks.
I love the angle, and the shadow works wonders here
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. It was that wonderful late-afternoon time of the day.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2011, 11:01
Lovely warm light on that old wall. Looks like an idyllic spot.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ingrid. You can be proud of these places in your country!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 25 Nov 2011, 11:02
Excellent photo,thanksgiving seems to have missed us down here,sounds like it a good thing
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. Thanksgiving Day is the one day of the year I most miss being in America. Maybe the only day?!
I like the hints of red Ginnie. Black Friday sounds like fun!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bernie. If you're an early-morning person, you'd really like Black Friday. Many stores open at 4 a.m.
Excellent dark diagonal shadow ...I suppose I'm pessimistic about the global financial future
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Richard. I heard on CNN news today that today may be the biggest shopping day ever in American history!
  • Ahmad
  • Iran
  • 25 Nov 2011, 13:07
The contrasts is great and made your Image more beautiful ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ahmad.
Nice light in this Ginnie, an excellent composition as always! Unfortunately I shall be a consumer slave to Xmas fervour tomorrow - would much prefer to be out with the camera!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fred. And...it happens. In America, today is the one day for HUGE discounts.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Nov 2011, 13:48
I remember this scene very well; you've caught the light just right.

At least you Americans wait until it's almost December; Christmas shopping seems to feature here from the end of August.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Alan, for sharing this day with us. I'll never forget it.

Christmas decorations usually are in the stores by Halloween, at the end of October. But today is the one day that starts off the crazy shopping season!
I like everything about this Ginnie,all the weeds growing up the wall and the colour of the bricks. People have been able to Christmas shop over here for several weeks, some of the stores set their Christmas stuff out almost as soon as we go into September.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. The same happens for us in America but today is the day of huge discounts, starting off all the final craziness.
This is quite enchanting Ginnie. Lovely
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Janet.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Nov 2011, 15:32
We had Black Tuesday this week. The ANC pushed through an act in parliament, with the aim of curbing (or controlling) what the media prints and broadcasts. The ANC once had a document called: The Freedom Charter.

But let's go party while the party stuff is still freely available.
Ginnie Hart: UGH! Black Tuesday, indeed. Sigh.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2011, 16:44
Yes noticed a few Black Friday sales here also. Nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, John.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 25 Nov 2011, 17:40
Hi Ginnie, we don't celebrate Thanksgiving but instead we do celebrate The 1st Advent Sunday.And for the craziness, I jumped off that train years ago smile
Ginnie Hart: 1st Advent Sunday makes a lot more sense to me, Frida!!! Thanks.
Lovely setting with fantastic light smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Frances.
I have always been very interested in the difference in colors in briks. Being that irrelevant here, I like those portrayed very much. A nice way of presenting that wall Ginnie, the dark side on the right adds a lot of perspective on the greens & reds.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Juan Carlos. It was that lovely time of the day...late afternoon.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 25 Nov 2011, 23:08
aarrrrggggghhhhhh Black Friday! Nooooooo
Ginnie Hart: HA! Something to avoid at all costs, Oscar. grin
i avoided the whole "Black Friday" madness ... not ruining a perfectly good fall day just stand in line with a bunch of desperate cretins at 5AM.
Ginnie Hart: EXACTLY, Dennis. Good for you. I knew you were a smart man. smile
même les pierres prennent la couleur de l'automne
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, l'Angevine! Merci.
Fantastic and highly saturated colors. Beautiful photo. Have a nice day Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Foto'S.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2011, 11:11
Excellent light and shadows, the colours are fabulous.
They were saying on the News that Britain is starting to pick up on Black Friday smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Linda, but when will other countries ever learn!!!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Nov 2011, 11:58
It is a delightful image and your crossing out made me smile smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Cherry! grin
Your thought association connecting this nice wall in the bright sunlicht with Xmas craziness is interesting Ginnie! ;-)
Ginnie Hart: You know how the mind works, Wim! grin Bedankt.
You'll be happy to know I don't participate in Black Friday! But this will be my second year enjoying Small Business Saturday- we have so many charming little locally owned shops and galleries in Flagstaff and Williams- I like supporting our locals! As for your image... It's got such gorgeous colors!
Ginnie Hart: I would do the exact same thing, Elizabeth. Go hit the local small businesses! They're the ones that have the "real" gifts. smile Thanks.
Ginnie, this is a beautiful shot. I love the contrast between shadow and sunshine. Thanks for sharing smile
Ginnie Hart: And thank you, Iain, for stopping by.
And not to forget Cyber Monday either. Lovely image Ginnie, especially the warm light and the framing trees.
Ginnie Hart: Now that's a new one for me, John, and more up my alley. I think I could handle Cyber Monday! Thanks for the heads up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Monday
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2011, 00:13
Nice bright sunshin.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: It was that delightful time of the day, Paule...late afternoon. Thanks.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2011, 03:09
Very clever shot dear Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank yoiu, M'Lady. smile
Missing this kind of light here smile
Ginnie Hart: We miss it here in the Netherlands, too, Anyes. I guess when it happens, even in England, you just grab it and hang on for dear life! smile Thanks.
Kiss Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: smile
  • Fokko
  • The Netherlands
  • 27 Nov 2011, 17:46
Crisis, what crisis?
In the last month of the year everybody and eat their money or shoot it in the air..
I like a quiet and cozy December.
Greetings, Fokko
Ginnie Hart: I like a quiet and cozy December as well, Fokko, and usually get it. smile Bedankt.
  • Jany
  • Germany
  • 27 Nov 2011, 17:47
Superbe photo qu on pourrait appeler "ombre et lumière"...Excellente soirée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Jany. It seemed appropriate for Black Friday, after the wonderful "light" of Thanksgiving. smile
I'm with Elizabeth when it comes to supporting small business. Much preferable than being pepper-sprayed, pushed and trampled on in the rush to find a bargain. I'm disgusted with the lack of civility shown towards fellow shoppers in these manufactured
consumer extravaganzas.

Whew... OK, now on to something else I support... Your magic with the camera, Ginnie. Absolutely love this image; the perfect antidote to the other madness.
Ginnie Hart: Your words make all the sense in the world, of course. Thank you, dear Beverly, for your support.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 28 Nov 2011, 18:27
Well chosen sentiments Ginnie - I saw the shoppers on CNN.

Happily there's an easier way to shop thanks to the web...
Ginnie Hart: And that would be Cyber Monday, George? smile Actually, I do almost all my shopping via the internet. So much easier! Thanks.
So beautiful. Wouldn't this wall look great around my little Oklahoma cottage? The Christmas colors are so much more appealing in these shades!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Linda, and oh yes, I can totally see this surrounding your little Oklahoma cottage. smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 29 Nov 2011, 19:26
tried it once, never again.. lol..

this shot's just magnificent.. well done! smile
Ginnie Hart: To be avoided at all costs, indeed, Rian. Thank you, kindly.

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